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It’s World Mental Health Day on Friday 10th October 2014! Both my memoirs are FREE Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th October inclusive; let’s beat stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues!

A new flower emerging

Each year, mental health is recognised by World Mental Health Day. It’s a time to come together and talk about mental health and mental illness.

The best thing I can do, apart from keep posting my blogs on this site, is to give the gift of my story of mental

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Psychoanalytical Group Therapy, Counselling at college, impulsive behaviours, alcohol and mental health, a bad few days for me

My Verbenas September 2014

I got drunk Wednesday night (I did not want to be alone) and woke feeling horrendous Thursday morning – sore throat worse and I felt very run down. It was not a hangover, it was my brain. On waking I knew I didn’t want the day to even begin. I

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Monday Blog! I got accepted for the Level 4 counselling course! Talk about confidence boost! Learning, experience, being more relaxed and socialising for mental health

Be relaxed like my cat Titus

Happy Monday everyone!

After my college interview and a two week wait, I finally found out last week that I have been accepted for the Counselling Level 4 course!

Because I had to apply for a loan when I found out, before enrolling, and I was dilly dallying

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‘39’ my second memoir, is now available as paperback on Amazon and I just got my first copy this morning, self published via Createspace

39 book cover June 2014

I recently self published my second memoir ‘39’ on Createspace, as a paperback, so it is now available for kindle and hard copy on Amazon. I just got my first copy this morning and it looks amazing! So happy with the cover!

You can order it via CLICKING THIS

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Gardening is soothing, a responsibility, a stress reliever, gives a sense of production and the sight and smell of flowers is wonderful for the mind – my potted plant garden

My potted peach roses in May 2014

Before I start, I can tell you that I do not have a garden, sadly, but I do have a driveway area the front of my house and, apart from my car, I have a mixture of twenty odd pots close to the house door and wall.

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Nervous attack, panic attack, anxiety attack… Whatever you want to call it, I had one yesterday in group analysis – resentment, anger and depression

Have a cup of tea, and carry on!

OK so I have very recently written about how group analysis (I am the patient) is helping me to build my resilience for my counselling group (learning to be a counsellor) and it is… Every week I hear shocking, sad, awful stories of true life events.

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